My Story


I am the Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Richmond, Virginia. 

I was born in Fort Carson, Colorado, but following my parents' active duty service, I grew up as the oldest of four children in Connecticut. I graduated from Brown University, worked in Boston for a few years, and then attended the University of Virginia School of Law. I met my husband, Donald, while we both were in law school, and we have three beautiful children. After graduation, I worked for a civil law firm in Atlanta and then re-located to Richmond, where I worked for another private firm before joining the Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.

I have protected crime victims in the Juvenile Domestic Relations Court, General District Court, and Circuit Court. I have provided legal education to law enforcement officers and acted as a liaison between community groups and our office. I have served with a number of community and legal organizations, including the Hill-Tucker Bar Association, the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, and as a faculty member for the Virginia State Bar's mandatory Professionalism and Ethics Course for all attorneys.

I have served in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for more than 25 years, prosecuting crimes from simple misdemeanors to the most heinous felonies. Most importantly, having raised my family in the Richmond area for 30 years, I have worked to keep the people who live, work, and play in the City of Richmond safe and to prevent recidivism. That's why I ran for Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Richmond--to keep you safe!